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Stock Markets Looking Vulnerable

September 25, 2020

This has been a difficult week for risk-laden assets but a good one for the dollar because of its safe-haven appeal. In turn, that property of the U.S. currency is ironic, given mounting uneasiness that President Trump may not accede to a peaceful transition of power should he lose the election. Stock markets are lacking […] More

Many Data Releases while Investors Monitor Coronavirus and Await FOMC Decision

January 29, 2020

China remains closed ostensibly for holiday but in reality due to the spreading coronavirus epidemic with the number of confirmed cases so far surpassing 6,000. Taiwan markets also were shut. The dollar firmed overnight by 0.3% against the kiwi, 0.2% relative to the euro, Swiss franc, loonie and Aussie dollar, and 0.1% vis-a-vis the peso […] More

Political Strains Batter Equities Again

January 28, 2019

Prospects weakened over the weekend for a border security deal between President Trump and Congressional Democrats by the February 15th deadline. The president attaches less than even odds to that happening and insists that a wall will be built. The negotiation of withdrawal terms for Brexit is going nowhere. The EU rejects any renegotiation of […] More

Awaiting Jay Powell’s Speech

November 28, 2018

Fed Chairman Powell delivers a speech before the economic club of NY later today. Such is attracting evenĀ  more interest than might be expected because President Trump has just escalated his criticism of Powell, calling him a bigger problem than China. In other news today, U.S. GDP growth last quarter was confirmed at 3.5%, the […] More

All Eyes on the Senate Judiciary Committee

September 27, 2018

The testimonies of Kavanaugh and Blassey Ford start at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT). This has been a busy day already from a central banking and data release standpoint. The dollar overnight firmed by 0.7% against the Swiss franc, 0.6% relative to the Aussie dollar, 0.5% vis-a-vis the euro and loonie, 0.3% against the kiwi, 0.2% […] More

Global Financial Markets Hit by Threat to EU from Italian and Spanish Political Crises

May 29, 2018

Ten-year sovereign debt yields shot up 45 and 41 basis points overnight in Greece and Italy, while also rising 12 bps in Portugal and 8 bps in Spain. Share prices in Europe have plunged 3.2% in Italy, 2.7% in Spain, 1.8% in Greece, 1.5% in France, 1.4% in Germany and the U.K. and 1.3% in […] More

Little Market Leadership Due to Holiday Closures

May 29, 2017

Markets are closed Monday in the United States for Memorial Day, Great Britain for a late spring bank holiday, and both China and Taiwan for the Dragon Boat Festival. The dollar is down 0.3% against the peso, 0.2% versus sterling and 0.1% relative to the loonie, euro, Swiss franc and kiwi. The dollar has edged […] More

A Week to Remember

January 27, 2017

It’s been a memorable first week of the Trump presidency. He will be meeting today with British Prime Minister Theresa May, who hopes to make giant strides in securing a bilateral trade accord between the two countries. Mexican President Nieto cancelled his trip to Washington amid mounting tensions over immigration, trade, and who pays for […] More

Markets Back to Feeling Uneasy about the Future

November 28, 2016

U.S. stocks opened lower. In Europe, share prices started the cusp week between November and December on the back foot, falling so far by 2.8% in Greece, 0.8% in Italy, 0.7% in Germany, 0.4% in the U.K., 0.5% in France, and 02% in Switzerland and Spain. Equities also fell 0.8% in Australia, 0.2% in Indonesia […] More